ANGEL VIVALDI / SCALE THE SUMMIT – Tickets – Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX – November 20th, 2017

ANGEL VIVALDI / SCALE THE SUMMIT

Come and Take It Productions presents...

ANGEL VIVALDI / SCALE THE SUMMIT

Andy James, Chronologist, The Undreamt

Mon, November 20, 2017

7:00 pm

Come and Take It Live

Austin, TX

$18.00 - $20.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

** This event is ALL AGES, however, anyone under the age of 21 will be charged an additional 'minor surcharge' at the door. **

Angel Vivaldi
Angel Vivaldi
Across his five solo albums, featuring various accomplished players and producers, Angel Vivaldi has produced transcendent songs that communicate dynamic and uncompromisingly intense emotions across the full spectrum. Combining youthful exuberance with deep reverence for the genre’s forbearers, Vivaldi has quickly ascended to breathe the same creative air as the biggest names in rock guitar through his artistically ambitious undertakings.

Vivaldi, starting his solo career in 2003, joined forces with the newly reformed 40 Below Summer in 2008. He continued to release multiple solo albums including the critically acclaimed Universal Language in 2010, which has become a must-hear staple in today’s instrumental album catalog. In 2012, Vivaldi joined supergroup Vext featuring Tommy Vext (Bad Wolves, Divine Heresy) as well as members from Mutiny Within. After the loss of his best friend to ALS in 2014, not long after the crowd-funded release of Away With Words Part 1, Angel realized that the only thing worse than living with regret would be to die with it. So in 2015, putting his confidence and trust in his audience, Vivaldi quit his day job, committing himself fulltime to his career in music.

His latest full-length album, Synapse, is a conceptual opus. It’s a dense exploration of the complex actions and reactions of the mind which either inspire or mirror (depending on one’s belief) the multitude of emotions each individual experiences.

Vivaldi’s commitment to his art is total; during the recording process, he painted and repainted his studio to correspond with the mood of each song. Tracks like “Adrenaline,” “Oxytocin,” “Dopamine,” “Endorphin,” and “Serotonin” musically elicit the exact type of emotions implied by connotation.

Synapse sees Vivaldi joyously matching musical wits with a number of his talented contemporaries. “Serotonin” features Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper) who also appears in its corresponding music video; All That Remains guitarist (and former Guitar World columnist) Oli Herbert guests on “Dopamine”; tourmate Gus G. (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne, Dream Evil) joins “Oxytocin.”

Vivaldi is a strong, integral and exciting addition to the crew of neo-virtuosos making progressive metal fans out of a new generation of listeners and players; people like Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders) and Misha Mansoor (Periphery). In late 2017, Angel Vivaldi launched and headlined his annual The Guitar Collective Tour featuring Scale The Summit, offering special masterclass experiences as they traveled the United States.
Scale The Summit
Scale The Summit
Generally speaking, progressive rock bands aren't known for their efficiency — but SCALE THE SUMMIT, who are preparing to release their fourth album in six years, have never exactly played by the rules. First, consider their chosen genre of music, which is perpetually unfashionable by mainstream standards. Then consider that, in the true spirit of prog, they decided to take things one step further — which in their case meant forging ahead without a vocalist. One can only imagine the shaking heads of friends, family members and faculty at Hollywood's Musicians Institute (where the band formed while its members were students) and their many attempts to dissuade the group
from attempting to make a living as an instrumental progressive
rock/metal band. Luckily, they didn't listen — and after hearing "The Migration," SCALE THE SUMMIT's new album, you'll wonder why anyone in their right minds ever doubted the band in the first place. Co-produced and recorded by Jamie King (Between The Buried and Me), it's another adventurous, thrilling helping of atmospheric, evocative soundscapes that aptly showcase the band's many talents — the greatest of which
might just be their ability to combine virtuosity with tastefulness.
As always, the group includes several of their trademark,
fleet-fingered "tapping" passages, which are an even greater joy to witness live. Indeed, the live stage is where SCALE THE SUMMIT have earned considerable fans over the past several years, whether touring with progressive royalty such as Dream Theater, Zappa Plays Zappa and Cynic, supporting neo-prog masters Periphery, Protest The Hero and BTBAM, performing at high-profile festivals (Make Music Pasadena, SXSW, Prog Day, the MetalSucks "Suckfest") or headlining. The band will kick off what will surely be an extensive new touring cycle in support of "The Migration" by performing across North America alongside Intronaut this summer. Buckle up, as SCALE THE SUMMIT's odyssey is just beginning.
Venue Information:
Come and Take It Live
2015 E Riverside Dr, Bldg 4
Austin, TX, 78741
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